Young Jesus by author Jean-Pierre Isbouts

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Jean-Pierre Isbouts book “Young Jesus: Restoring the Lost Years of a Social Activist and Religious Dissident” may well offer the closest retelling of the world’s most famous biography, Jesus Christ. Isbouts, the author of the National Geographic’s “The Biblical World,” puts the life of Jesus in the context of the times in which he lived, based on extensive research.

The book was also mad einto a TV movie “Young Jesus: An Interfaith Perspective” which brings together the Jewish, Christian and Muslim context of historical Jesus, focusing on his childhood and adolescence.

Published by Sterling Publishing, New York, 2008,

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and at, and at

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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